1.Recognition of the 70th Birthday of the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area at Charlottesville City Council meeting on Monday, June 20:
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
WHEREAS women of our community, in March of 1946, in order to meet a need for informed public participation in government, formed a League of Women Voters, now expanded to include men and to cover the Thomas Jefferson Planning District region; and,
WHEREAS for 70 years the League has provided invaluable non-partisan voter services such as voter guides, registration drives, and candidate forums; and,
WHEREAS, after thorough study, the League takes action and over the years has worked to protect our rivers, our public and private drinking water supplies, residents’ health, our land use through long-range planning, our handling of solid waste, and quality education; and,
WHEREAS the League has educated the public through frequent Community Dialogues about issues that affect us locally, statewide, and nationally; and,
WHEREAS the League, through its emphasis on knowledgeable public service, has been a training ground for members who have become elected city, county, and state officials;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that on this day of June 22. 2016, the members of the Charlottesville City Council recognize The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area for its outstanding contributions and join in celebrating its seventieth anniversary.
Signed and sealed this 22nd June, 2016.
MAYOR Mike Signer